Lot 104
  • 104

Andy Warhol

Estimate
250,000 - 350,000 USD
Sold
586,000 USD
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Description

  • Andy Warhol
  • Life Savers (from Ads)
  • signed and dated 85 on the overlap
  • acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
  • 22 by 22 in. 55.9 by 55.9 cm.

Provenance

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., New York
Hokin Gallery, Palm Beach
Gallery Takagi, Nagoya
Acquired by the present owner from the above in June 1987

Catalogue Note

"When we are hungry for soup, don't we seek out the culturally sanctioned brand name (Campbell's) and then select the flavor according to our taste? When we want a sweet, don't we reach for the trademark Life Savers and then select the taste we prefer by its color? And when a guy wants a girl, doesn't he seek out a version of Marilyn who suits his own emotional taste and décor? If this is so, how is our taste in high art any different? Is the process really that much more refined?"

Dave Hickey, "Introduction: Andy and the Dreams that Stuff is Made of," Andy Warhol "Giant" Size, New York, 2006, p. 12

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